ERIC Number: ED331287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Teaching English as a Second Language: A Guide for the Volunteer Teacher.
Hjelt, M. Christine; Stewart, Georgia E.
This handbook provides guidelines and practical ideas for community volunteer teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) as they prepare to teach. It addresses common classroom issues and offers instructional approaches and techniques based on established principles of language learning. Chapter topics include the following: cross-cultural communication; establishing a program based on student needs and attainable goals; basic principles of second language learning; specific techniques and activities for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; demonstrating grammatical constructions; improving pronunciation; games and activities; planning various lesson types; additional techniques useful for teaching intermediate and advanced students; and instructional materials selection. An annotated bibliography cites core texts (12), supplemental texts (6), and resource books (3). A listing of the names and addresses of 13 ESL publishers is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Listening Skills, Media Selection, Program Development, Pronunciation Instruction, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.